The first ever virtual HOLIDAY Singer’s Salon is a week away! We are preparing some glorious things and we can’t wait! Alas, no holiday party in the studio, this year; no sing-a-long, champagne punch, squares of cheese or Christmas cookies. (Unless they’re at your house!) But there will be holiday songs, original tunes, humor, comaderie, and festive singing galore. Contact us for a link! There is no charge, but we will have a virtual tip jar to support the Singer’s Salon, and half of the proceeds will go to the Chicago Food Bank, in the spirit of the Season.
Special December 2020 Promo
Wendy Parman Voice Studio is excited to announce a special December Promotion with a fantastic opportunity to work with us. We’re offering an online team teaching experience with Lead teacher Wendy and our wonderful apprentice Lauren Merrick Blazer for half price! Lauren is a wonderful singer who has been studying with Wendy for a number of years and since the fall of 2019, has joined the studio as singing teacher apprentice, learning the ins and outs of Wendy’s eclectic method of teaching. Booking throughout December for ½ price lessons sometime in January.
One 45 minute voice lesson/consultation with Wendy and Lauren. We will assess where you’re at with your voice, lead you through a series of exercises designed to help you reach your vocal goals, and offer guidance for future voice work.
On Zoom (Virtual lessons only are being offered at this time)
Book during December for January slot
½ price ! $28 lesson (regularly priced at $55)
(Intro lesson only. Further lessons, if desired, will be billed at regular price. Further instructions for your virtual lessons will be emailed after booking)
We look forward to working with you!
At the Booking link, click on “Workshops” for Team Teaching Promo Lesson option:
More Seasonal Fun
Here’s a thing to most heartily look forward to! Stray Dog Theater and This Moment Productions is hosting a funny, timely and beautiful virtual adaptation of the beloved Dickens’ classic: Very Covid Christmas Carol, (in which I will play an invisible if significant role.) Tix here:
A Very Covid Christmas Carol is set in current day, with social distancing in mind. It brings timely and brilliant observational levity without losing heart. You won’t want to miss this groundbreaking adaptation directed by the original playwright!
September 13, 2020
For the second time this very unusual summer, I had the privilege of performing live in an outdoor setting. I’m so very grateful to Sarah Falkiner and the organizers of Altgeld Sawyer Corner Farm, for creating this lovely community driven performance series in this Logan Square herb and veggie garden! My first performance was a shortened version of Fragments of Heartbreak Reassembled Here, which I can’t help but call Garden Fragments. The ever talented Justin Bernard Bowse creatd beautiful tracks of my songs on piano. Delightful singer/songwriter Carey Anne Farrell preceded me. (Love her songs!)
HOT it was hot! Cicadas provided a deafening backup chorus as socially distanced and masked audience members gathered around-while I stayed 20 feet or more away. Sept 9, a similar but different arrangement, wherein I sang a short set, followed by Little Fires improvised dance, with William Jason Raynovich closing the evening on cello. This time it was chilly and damp, and the cicadas napped. Thanks to all who came out and enjoyed one of the few opportunities to participate in live performance, perhaps for the remainder of the year.
July 26, 2020
Wendy Parman Voice Studio was absolutely thrilled to hold an online Singer’s Salon Fundraiser to benefit B. Fli Productions. Rashada Dawan the Creator and Executive Director (and an amazing singer!) joined many singers from my studio and beyond, as we all raised our songs to support a wonderful organization: “B.Fli Productions, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit performing arts organization on a mission to increase mental wellness and decrease violence through the power of music, dance and live theatre.” Rashada is doing beautiful work in underserved neighborhoods on Chicago’s South side. Learn more or donate to B. Fli here: https://bfliproductions.org/
JUNE, 2020 #BlackLivesMatter
The journey of the voice is a rich and sacred journey, wherein we, hopefully find ourselves. Part of this journey is also one of listening to the voices of others. We need to listen to so many voices right now, particularly the voices of BIPOC- (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) their struggles, their joys, their sorrows, yes, their anger. Only then can we become whole, as a community, as a nation, and as individuals.
So many things to update about and mostly not good! Sadly, rehearsals for Nine, the musical for Blank Theatre were suspended, and the show postponed until we are on the other side of this coronavirus crisis. Fingers are crossed that we will all meet again, soon, as this cast, crew, and production team is the absolute bomb and this show is going to me stellar. (And I love the role of Liliane La Fleur!) Keep us in your performer prayers or whatever you do, and keep posted for future dates, probably at Stage 773.
In the meantime, all lessons were moved online as of the end of March. We’ve done online lessons on a variety of platforms before, but never the entirety of our studio! So while a wee bit challenging, now it’s already old hat. Students adjusted admirably and I’m planning on creating an online Singer’s Salon for them in the near future. Should be both challenging and fun! Here is my collage inspired by Liliane: